Friday, June 29, 2012

Coos Bay OR, bridges and cobra orchids?

We took a drive up the coast to Florence and a bit beyond a couple of days ago.  Oregon has some of the most beautiful bridges and we drove over 2 on the way.  On the way back we stopped to check out a natural garden that grows cobra-orchids!  Very interesting plants.  You can see how they get their name as they do look a bit like cobras....but the real interesting part is that they are carnivorous.  They, like the venus fly-trap, attract insects inside them where the insects get stuck and are eventually consumed by the plant!

The Oregon coast is spectacular,  I will have lots of pics of it in future posts to prove it!

fishing boats at Coos Bay

crab cages

we had really good fish n chips here!

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